* 1 Biography * 2 Bibliography * 3 Screen works: film and television * 4 Awards * 5 References * 6 External links
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So You Want to be a Wizard
* Deep Wizardry . Delacorte. 1985. ISBN 0-15-216257-7 . * High Wizardry . Corgi. 1990. ISBN 0-15-216244-5 . * A Wizard Abroad . Corgi. 1993. ISBN 0-15-216238-0 . * The Wizard\'s Dilemma . Harcourt. 2001. ISBN 0-15-202551-0 . * A Wizard Alone . 2002. ISBN 0-15-204562-7 . * Wizard\'s Holiday . 2003. ISBN 0-15-204771-9 . * Wizards at War . 2005. ISBN 0-15-204772-7 . * A Wizard of Mars . Harcourt. April 2010. ISBN 0-15-205449-9 . * Interim Errantry . CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. October 2015. ISBN 151868825X . * Games Wizards Play . Harcourt. February 2, 2016. ISBN 054741806X .
A short story within the same universe, "Uptown Local", has also been
published as part of
In February 2011,
The series focuses on cat-wizards, who maintain the worldgates that wizards use for travel between the sheaf of canonical universes. They take place in the same setting as the Young Wizards novels.
* Book of Night With Moon . 1997. ISBN 0-340-69329-0 . * To Visit the Queen . 1998. ISBN 0-446-67318-8 . (Published in the UK as On Her Majesty's Wizardly Service. 1998. ISBN 0-340-69330-4 . ) * The Big Meow. 2011.
The Big Meow
In December 2005, Duane proposed to her fans that they fund a third novel in the series, The Big Meow. After funding the project via whole-book subscriptions , per-chapter threshold pledges , merchandising , "put something in the kitty" donations , and $2,900 in challenge grants , Duane wrote, over a span of two and a half years, seven of the book's 13 chapters. No new chapters were published between July 2008 and February 2011, but on February 2, 2011, Duane announced the project's completion and posted the remaining chapters for subscribers between then and the 15th. Adult Wizards
Books about adult wizards set in the same universe of the Young Wizards series.
* "Theobroma", featured in the fantasy short story collection Wizards, Inc. (November 2007)
The Young Wizards universe contains canonical alternate universes (So You Want to Be a Wizard and To Visit the Queen are good examples: the protagonists travel to alternate universes to solve problems there).
* Stealing the Elf-King's Roses (ISBN 0-446-60983-8 ) is set in a sheaf of universes originally mentioned in Nita's studies in So You Want To Be A Wizard.
The Middle Kingdoms
Also known as the Tale of the Five, this high fantasy series has been awaiting completion since 1992. The books center on some of the same themes as her better-known Young Wizards series; those who wield the Blue Fire have many of the same responsibilities as the wizards and fight the same battle against entropy . In So You Want to Be a Wizard, Nita's wizardry manual is written by "Hearnssen", a reference to the protagonist of The Door Into Fire, Herewiss s'Hearn (son of Hearn), so it may be that the Middle Kingdoms are part of the same sheaf of universes as the Young Wizards setting. Adding to this, one interdimensional portal in The Door into Fire appears to open over New York City. Unlike Duane's children's books, however, the Tale of the Five series deals openly with issues of alternative sexuality . Duane is working on the final volume. The Door into Fire and The Door into Shadow have an omnibus reprint called Tale of Five: The Sword and the Dragon. (ISBN 978-1892065513 )
* The Door into Fire (1979) * The Door into Shadow (1984) * The Door into Sunset (1992) * The Door into Starlight (to be written)
Several short stories are set in the Middle Kingdoms: Parting Gifts
(1981) and its prequel The Span (1999) featuring Sirronde; Duane plans
to write a middle novella and publish the three together as Sirronde's
World. Lior and the Sea (1985) is set in the world of the Middle
Kingdoms, but not concerning any of the characters in the novels.
Duane has also written a number of
* Original Series
* My Enemy, My Ally . #18. 1984. * The Romulan Way . #35. 1987. (co-written with husband Peter Morwood) * Swordhunt. #95. 2000. ISBN 0-671-04209-2 . * Honor Blade. #96. 2000. ISBN 0-671-04210-6 . * The Empty Chair. 2006. ISBN 1-4165-0891-0 . * Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages. 2006. ISBN 1-4165-2577-7 . An omnibus of the first four Rihannsu novels, containing minor tweaks for consistency and reediting Swordhunt and Honor Blade into the originally-intended single novel.
* Next Generation
* Dark Mirror . 1993. ISBN 0-671-79377-2 . * Intellivore. #45. 1997. ISBN 0-671-56832-9 .
Duane also shares story credit on the TNG episode "Where No One Has Gone Before " with Michael Reaves . Harbinger
* Starrise at Corrivale. October 1998. ISBN 0-7869-1179-4 . * Storm at Eldala. March 1999. ISBN 0-7869-1334-7 . * Nightfall at Algemron. April 2000. ISBN 0-7869-1563-3 .
Duane wrote a trilogy of Spider-Man novels, The Venom Factor, for Byron-Preiss Multimedia from 1994 to 1998. The trilogy was composed of:
* The Venom Factor. ISBN 1-57297-038-3 . * The Lizard Sanction. ISBN 1-57297-148-7 . * The Octopus Agenda. ISBN 1-57297-279-3 .
Guardians of the Three
* Keeper of the City. 1989. (written with Peter Morwood)
* SeaQuest DSV: The Novel. ISBN 1-85798-205-3 .
(written with Peter Morwood)
* Mindblast. Avon Books. June 1991. ISBN 0-380-75852-0 . * Kill Station. Avon Books. January 1992. ISBN 0-380-75854-7 . * High Moon. Avon Books. May 1992. ISBN 0-380-75855-5 .
* UFO Defense. Prima. 1995. ISBN 0-7615-0235-1 .
* Empire's End. Putnam. 1997. ISBN 0-399-14334-3 .
* Virtual Vandals * One Is the Loneliest Number * End Game * Safe House * Deathworld * Runaways * Death Match
* Omnitopia Dawn. DAW Hardcover. 2010. ISBN 978-0-7564-0623-3 .
* "Parting Gifts" featured in Flashing Swords! #5: Demons and
Daggers (1981), and released for free on her website as part of
International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day
* "Lior and the Sea" featured in Moonsinger's Friends (1986)
* "Apparitions" featured in The Further Adventures of Superman
* "The Dovrefell Cat" featured in Xanadu 2 (1995)
* "Don't Put That in Your Mouth, You Don't Know Where It's Been"
featured in Don't Forget Your Space Suit, Dear (1996)
* "Recensions" featured in Amazing Magazine (1998)
* "Blank Check" in On Crusade: More Tales of the Knights Templar
* "1-900-nodream" featured in Perchance to Dream (2000)
* "Night Whispers" featured in Star Trek: Enterprise Logs (2000)
* "Herself" featured in "Emerald Magic" (2004)
* "The Fix" (2006)
* "Goths and Robbers" featured in the
* "Ill Wind", five part graphic novel/miniseries for STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, DC Comics, New York: Autumn 1995-Spring 1996. * "The Tale of Prince Ivan the Not-Too-Experienced", six-part comic script for THE DREAMERY, Epic Comics, December 1987 through August 1988. * "The Last Word", STAR TREK #28: single-issue comic script for DC Comics, NYC, April 1986. * "Double Blind", STAR TREK #24-25: two-part (comedy) comic script for DC Comics, NYC, Jan/Feb 1986. * "The Misadventures of Prince Ivan." About Comics. February 2011. ISBN 978-1-936404-01-8 .
Other prose works
Duane has recently made available in various e-formats a previously unpublished book which was sold to at least two European publishers, but never actually brought out due to internal restructuring at one publishing house (Corgi) and the sale of another (Heyne Verlag). The novel, A Wind from the South, is the first of a projected trilogy telling the story of a young girl born in the 11th century in a remote region of the Alps. This girl slowly discovers that she is the intended physical avatar of an exiled Roman goddess, while (as she grows) she becomes caught up in the political turmoil of William Tell 's time.
Duane was also responsible for a novelization of X-COM: UFO Defense , and for prose adaptations of several scripts from The Outer Limits . She has also written numerous short stories, about equally divided between fantasy and science fiction, which have appeared in various anthologies and collections over the last twenty years. She also wrote the 1985 text adventure video game Star Trek: The Kobayashi Alternative .
SCREEN WORKS: FILM AND TELEVISION
Duane has worked in television since the early 1980s, initially
becoming involved in script work at the
In the early 1990s Duane was brought on board as the head writer on
In 2003, after doing nearly four years' development work with the
Tandem Communications of Munich, Germany, Duane and
Peter Morwood co-wrote the script for the German TV miniseries Die
Nibelungen. The miniseries aired in Germany on the
Duane was also a co-author of the
An adaptation of
So You Want to be a Wizard
* "Midnight Snack" (Cassette version): Award for Excellence in Education from Media ">
* ^ Duane, Diane (1979). The Door Into Fire (1st ed.). New York
City : Dell Publishing Co., Inc. pp. 7 (footnote). ISBN 0-440-11874-3
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